Friday, February 10, 2023

The Valle Unite Co-Op in Piedmont produces this delicious white wine.

The Valle Unite Co-Op in Piedmont produces 

this delicious white wine.  

(Le Caveau Spring Portfolio tastings, details below)


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Ottavio Rube Vino Blanco 2020, 12% ABV.

RRP €16.95, Le Caveau, 64 Wine, Greenmail Wines, Bradleys Cork

Costa Vescovata is a town in Piedmont and the Valle Unite is the winery. Our white is named after Ottavio Rubé, one of the founders of the co-op. It is excellent entry level natural white wine, vegan, vegetarian, and organic.

Ottavio Rubé Bianco, unfiltered and unfined, is a blend of Cortese (the grape of Gavi) and Timorasso (an indigenous white grape). The Cortese is listed in the varieties for the area in Wine Folly but not the Timorasso. That is not surprising as Italy has some 500 plus native varieties of which about 175 feature in regular everyday wines.

Aromatics in the Ottavio Rube white are an inviting mix of light fruit with floral and herbal notes. It has quite a vibrancy on the palate. Dry and medium bodied, it is a delicious wine; hard to beat the summing up by Le Caveau: a thirst-quenching mix of summer flowers, yellow plums and wild herbs held together by racy minerals.


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The co-operative was born over thirty years ago, at a time when most young people left the land to seek work in the large cities of northern Italy. It was started by three young men from local farming families who were deeply attached to their land and traditional practices, who had a belief in organic farming and biodiversity as the way of the future and were committed to a way of life and farming that would be sustainable over the long term. 

The coop that they started now includes four families and 25 people, each bringing their own strengths and talents: from vine-growing and wine-making; to cheesemaking; to animal husbandry and butchery; to a hospitality and a restaurant and shop selling their own produce.

Food pairings (for this white) suggested are poultry, cheese, rich seafood dishes, raw shellfish.

Highly Recommended.



Le Caveau Spring Portfolio tastings

(Trade and press only)

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